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Physics and astronomy

Author: D McGillivray
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1987.
Series: Dimensions of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Physics and Astronomy shows how in modern astronomy the ideas of physics are used in the detection of radiation, and in explaining the content and structure of the universe.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D McGillivray
ISBN: 0333428617 9780333428610
OCLC Number: 14131549
Description: x, 186 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Electromagnetic Radiation and Spectroscopy - Black Body Radiation and Quantum Physics - Atmospheric Absorption of Radiation - The Eye as a Detector of Electromagnetic Radiation - The Photographic Process as a Means of Detecting Electromagnetic Radiation - Photoelectric Detection of Electromagnetic Radiation - The Doppler Effect - Stellar Magnitudes and Distances - The Classification of Stars and Further Methods of Determining Stellar Distances - Radio Astronomy - Observations from Beyond the Earth's Atmosphere
Series Title: Dimensions of science.
Responsibility: Donald McGillivray.

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